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    Red Owl replied to the thread Blown nipple..
    That doesn't look good, might need to tap and thread in a sleeve with the sleeve properly threaded for the nipple. Wait for more...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread Use of the hunting sword.
    I'm just working from memory but to the best that I can recall, the only reference I've read on hunting swords were from Mexican/Spanish...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread how many traps?.
    Be careful of friction novels. I've read about every diary written by those that were there. I must be a slow trapper but these guys...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread how many traps?.
    Yes, there are records, I never heard of a "company" trapper having anything else but 6. A free trapper- whatever he wanted.
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    Red Owl posted the thread Horace Porter in Civil War.
    Currently reading Horace Porter's "Campaigning with Grant". Porter was an aide-de-camp to Grant. It is a pretty good read and gives...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread how many traps?.
    Besides the Russell book I have read in several other sources each man had 6 traps. These would be similar to a current Bridger #5...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread #32 drill bit.
    If you are talking about wire drills listed by gauge- the only local place I know of is ACE
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    I'd have to count them up but there is probably about 20 diaries written by mountain men. Most seemed to go to the mountains for the...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread Loading single shot pistols.
    Most ranges I've been at the shooters have those stands, it is also common for them to have depressions in the base of the stand to hold...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread I give up!.
    I am not sure what your problem is exactly but for a quick check. 1. If the lock and trigger work okay OUT OF THE RIFLE. 2. Remove the...
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    Red Owl posted the thread Florida cannon in Cannon.
    Any groups in Florida doing Civil War cannon?
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    Red Owl posted the thread Steel Hawk Bit in Accoutrements.
    I picked up an all brass pipe hawk a few years ago and I've thought about replacing the edge with a steel insert. My worry is how to do...
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    Red Owl replied to the thread lock making.
    No- just a generic question.
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    I may be wrong but on a cartridge versus a cap and ball. The passage from the nipple to the chamber remains open so gas, etc. can push...
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